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post #16 of 33
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Hi beth!!! I told the lady 45.00 and she immediately said O.K. when can I have them? icon_eek.gificon_confused.gif
UUUUM, I have enough cookies for about 10 baskets right now and flowers to too. So I guess I'll be putting them together today and dropping them off tonight! dunce.gif I'm dumb struck by her quick interest but stoked too! Thanks for all your help guys! GEEZ, I guess I ought to make my Kid's teachers something more often hu?! icon_lol.gif
post #17 of 33
you should be selling the flowers !!! they are stunning
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post #18 of 33
Oh no, no, no you are too low......

I agree with Teekakes high end price of $55.00. The bouquet of flowers is $30.00 alone. "Think Cake Topper." Now go out and price them. And you will see that is very cheap.

Now charge accordingly for the cookies! $1.00 an inch!!! That is $5.00 X 4 for $20.00.

How much for the basket!!!!!! If you get it on sale - you might be able to get half off for a total of $5.00.

Now add this up - $55.00.

DO NOT UNDER SELL YOUR STUNNING BASKET OF COOKIES!!!!!!!!! PLEASE DO NOT GIVE AWAY YOUR TALENT!

Remember, you are making a custom creation and it is worth every single penny and charge what your time and talent is worth. Who else in your area is going to be making this? Nobody, so it will sell whether you are in an economically depressed, rural or highly populated metro area.

(Now if the owner thinks that would be difficult to sell, or if you are committed to the price you discussed drop one cookie from basket! And make sure you get a contract signed!)
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post #19 of 33
How much is she selling them for? You are getting $40 and she is tacking on something to that cost in order to make a profit for herself? Just curious....
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post #20 of 33
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She suggested 40.00 and I said 45.00. No she wants to put them in her store to sell but I get 100 0/0. She is a friend of mine, sorry I should have clarified that hu? icon_rolleyes.gif . She just wants to be able to tell her customers who have asked about her doing cookies, that she has someone who does for her and here they are, etc.
I am thinking 45.00 for this basket just because that sounds better than 50.00 to me but if these 10 go well and quick than I'll raise it to 55.00 after those 10.
post #21 of 33
Okay, I understand you got her up in price, but here is what I would do then, a little bit smaller bouquet, a four inch cookie and only three in the basket so you can go at the lower price with out giving away your talent and product. It will still be a lovely basket!!!!

And even if she is a friend, get a signed contract. "Look it how nasty some divorces can get.....at this point it is business and not friendship." Just a simple one-pager with terms on payment, removal because of shelf life etc.

Finally, if you are looking at a price sounding better, then you need to price it at $44.99. It's the 99 cent secret. icon_wink.gif

Oh and BTW, good going on getting the price up originally. And the basket is Stunning!!!!!
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post #22 of 33
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The .99 thing is too funny icon_lol.gif , but true! icon_confused.gif That being said I just figured I 've got enough for 13 baskets with 3 cookies apiece for 45.00 The flowers are gonna be the same just for this time. Next time I am keeping them at 3 for 45.00 with just a little bit smaller spray of flowers and get a slightly larger basket I saw at dollar store and putting 5 in them with a same size flower spray as what I have on my baskets now for 64.99.
Thank you all for the really nice compliments.
post #23 of 33
Great thinking, you go girl!
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post #24 of 33
Okay, thanks. I was just wondering if she was going to raise the price and then have a hard time selling them. Oh, is she buying them off of you or taking them on as consignment? It would be best, I think, if she bought them from you up front. That way you won't lose any money if they don't sell. If it's a friend, that might be difficult to do.

I'm very interested in this, obviously! icon_smile.gif
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post #25 of 33
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Well I am just putting them in the store to sell at her request because she had lots of people ask if she did any cookies boxes for holidays as well as her cakes. So when she saw this basket and several others I had made for my kid's teachers she said to me "You have exactly what I have been looking for right there!" And hence the negotiations began. She feels by having these in her shop to offer then it makes her abilities to full fill more of her customers needs here would boost her business. And of course be profitable to me too. So that's why she said she didn't want any of the proceeds to them. So really if these 10 don't sell so well all I've lost is 1 batch of cookies and 1 batch rolled butter cream and handful of dragees. thumbs_up.gif
So I'll need to mark them to remember dates of when they were made and keep track of them in the store. But heck that's IF they sell like hotcakes.... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif

Also I am coming up with a sticker to place on them to identify I made them and what they are specifically.
post #26 of 33
I would definitely make some w/o all the gumpaste too....may be more likely to sell them....just to give people an option.

BTW...your flowers so totally rock!!!
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post #27 of 33
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I about simple little baskets maybe that even hold 1 cookie! Those might do good too. No gumpaste on those.
post #28 of 33
Sorry to seem a bit dim, but could someone please tell me what nfsc stands for?
post #29 of 33
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no problem it's no fail sugar cookies.
post #30 of 33
Shazzicakes - No problem! It is No Fail Sugar Cookies....

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2055-0-No-Fail-Sugar-Cookies.html

There is a thread around here about acronyms. Does someone have that link handy?

BTW welcome to our obsession.
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